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Our Biggest Problem

What is the biggest problem facing world Jewry today?

Published: May 1, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 90

(90) david ginsburg, November 7, 2010 4:52 PM

It's the whole world's number 1 problem

Diasporah's jews always asked "is this good for jews or bad for jews?"; what's bad for the whole world is hardly relevant to us I think the worst problem is the divisions amongst us.

(89) iris rachel, August 8, 2010 2:54 PM

Know the Truth

Yes, it is huge. We should be looking to Israel as the "canary in the mine"; the first defense against this nightmare.Unfortunately, they are caving in at almost every juncture. They are trying to give tour Land to people who clearly want our destruction. As they continue this insanity they are setting a precedent for others not to take this seriously. Thankfully there are many who are sounding the shofar and exposing this so called religion that is really more of a psychosis. People need to be educated as to the tenants of Islam and the writings of the Koran. I have heard it spoken many times that Islam is one of the three monotheistic faiths. This is not so. As long as Jews believe this they will never see the real threat .

(88) Anonymous, July 21, 2010 4:03 AM

It's not in our hands

I agree with you that islamicism is the biggest problem facing us physically, but the reason I believe that people did not put that down on their list is because there is not so much we can do about it. There is a story of the Brisker Rav when he was in the (warsaw?) ghetto, that his students would question him why he was also so calm in the ghetto. It is important to understand that the brisker rav was famous for being extremely scrupulous in keeping mitzvos and was always worried he was doing something wrong. He replied to his students that when it comes to doing mitzvos it is something that we have control over. Every detail is something we are in charge of. When it comes to the Germans, however, there is absolutely nothing we can do. It is completely up to G-d to decide what is going to happen. So to here, intermarriage, achuds yisrael (something I don't think you mentioned at all and what I personally believe is the biggest problem facing us now), and adherence to the Torah are all things that we can change and things that can really make a difference. Islamic fundamentalism is a scary as anything, but there is not much we can do about it (not that it's not worth trying). Everything that happens to us is just a manifestation of what goes on within us. The more we love every Jew with real love and the more we learn Torah and are careful with keeping the mitzvos, the more we really can thwart anti-semitism.

(87) Mary, May 19, 2010 3:34 PM

Fearful times

It is not only the biggest problem that faces Jewry, but also Christianity and the world. I fear that one day we will be hearing their call to worship over loud speakers 5 times a day. It appears Obama leans toward Islamic thinking. But, don't forget God is in control and we are looking for the Messiah to soon appear.

(86) Shirlee Rosenthal, May 18, 2010 2:55 AM

I agree that is a problem but I put down Iran and the threat of a nuclear attack on Israel.

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